“I kept saying to myself, ‘you’re Elizabeth Smart. You should know what to do,'” she said.
Smart said that when she woke up, she expected the man to apologize or have some sort of reaction to touching her while she slept. She said that he was completely silent.
She then told representatives for Delta, the airline she was flying, about the ordeal.
“I filed a complaint online, and they called me back,” she said about Delta’s reaction. “They were super apologetic, but it’s not Delta’s fault. I mean, it was this man. This man made a decision. But I wanted Delta to know, and they were very appalled. They offered to help me as much as they could, to back me as far as I wanted to take this.”
She said that she spoke to the FBI too, and that the investigation is ongoing.